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NCSOFT Developer Reviews

Updated Jul 19, 2019

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NCSOFT CEO Songyee Yoon
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2 Ratings
  1. "I love it here!"

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    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at NCSOFT full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    * Great Pay * Awesome Work/Life Balance * I can be creative without limitations * Great Culture

    Cons

    Sometimes projects can be delayed, which is frustrating.

    Advice to Management

    Keep trusting your employees and listen to new great ideas!

    NCSOFT2019-07-19
  2. Helpful (14)

    "Run while you can"

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    Former Employee - Software Development in Austin, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at NCSOFT full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    For those in Austin there is still time to hop off of the ship, jump on your own terms. Even if the most recent entry into the market was a success Austin's future appeared to be in doubt. What did NC do to the Paragon office? What did NC do in Seattle? Take the reigns and plan your departure on your own terms.

    Cons

    No leadership, no direction, no support, 100% CYA. The Austin office is void of any Sr management talent, it's hands down the most incompetent executive/leadership team I have ever been around. Apparently this is what happens when you drop a customer service manager into a senior executive position. There will be no career advancement in Austin, it was consistently suggested in passing that I consider moving out to California even though "Austin is safe" and executives promised to "routinely visit the office". As the office and career development opportunities continue to shrink, don't blame NCSoft, you need to look in the mirror and figure out if this is the best position to put you and your family. Check the NC careers page, does it look like they are replacing any of the Austin employees that have departed? Why do you think that's the case?

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    NCSOFT2014-08-18
  3. Helpful (4)

    "So if you have no choice or don't want to improve your skill"

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    Former Employee - Developer in Seattle, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at NCSOFT full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    As a developer, the team is pretty solid. The benefit is Okay, at least better than Amazon's health insurance. You can spend 2 hours a day at work... they don't care

    Cons

    the management mess up. you can't learn anything here, not good fot career path. Korean never trust ppl here. no one knows whats going on. some "lead" like to play small game, to waste ppl's time ppl escaped a lot in past few months, lots of...

    Advice to Management

    let ppl know whats going on... better management too many management roles

    NCSOFT2012-07-18
  4. "Almost like a real job!"

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    Developer in Austin, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at NCSOFT

    Pros

    If you're mediocre and are looking for a place to just dog it, maybe punch the clock? This is the place for you. Also, if you speak Korean you can write your own check. It is a good place to be in QA or CS, though. Those departments are pretty solid. 25 cent sodas and snacks.

    Cons

    Hmm, let's see. Stability is poor, absolutely no coordination between Korean management and US management, weak strategic vision, poor portfolio, weak creative development, terrible marketing, etc.

    Advice to Management

    Hire talented people and get out of their way. It would be easier to execute on your vision if people knew what it was, and it didn't change every other month.

    NCSOFT2008-08-14
  5. "Valuable programming career opportunities"

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    Mobile Developer in Seoul
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at NCSOFT for less than a year

    Pros

    Very friendly but professional working environment.

    Cons

    Took away the distributed PC's on my last day. So, I basically did nothing on my last day.

    NCSOFT2018-10-11
  6. "Big huge online game developer/publisher"

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    Former Employee - Business Developer in Seoul
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at NCSOFT full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Great perks. Good environment. Successful games

    Cons

    Politics. Losing creativeness. Company hired too much people.

    Advice to Management

    Wish there was less politics

    NCSOFT2013-02-27
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